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Population in 2012: 707 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +24.9%
Males: 338  (47.9%)
Females: 369  (52.1%)

Median resident age:  35.2 years
Maryland median age:  34.4 years

Zip codes: 21655.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $49,932 (it was $48,125 in 2000)
Preston:

$49,932
MD:

$71,122
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,780

Preston town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $196,453 (it was $104,400 in 2000)
Preston:

$196,453
MD:

$279,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $213,675; Detached houses: $213,675

Median gross rent in 2012: $814.

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  • White alone - 636 (88.5%)
  • Black alone - 44 (6.1%)
  • Two or more races - 19 (2.6%)
  • Asian alone - 8 (1.1%)
  • Hispanic - 7 (1.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.3%)

Races in Preston detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Preston: 93.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (20.9%), English (17.8%), Irish (15.3%), United States (9.2%), Italian (3.3%), Scottish (3.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1892

Elevation: 53 feet

Land area: 0.56 square miles.

Population density: 1,261 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Preston:

  • High school or higher: 80.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.5%
  • Unemployed: 9.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Preston town:

  • Never married: 35.3%
  • Now married: 50.0%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 5.6%

21 residents are foreign born

This town:  3.3%
Maryland:  14.3%



According to our research of Maryland and other state lists there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Preston, Maryland as of December 21, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Preston to the number of sex offenders is 71 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,348 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,592 (0.8%)

Preston satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bowie, MD (48.4 miles , pop. 50,269).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (56.2 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (97.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Choptank, MD (1.7 miles) , Hurlock, MD (2.5 miles ), Secretary, MD (2.7 miles ), Federalsburg, MD (2.7 miles ), East New Market, MD (2.8 miles) , Trappe, MD (3.0 miles ), Williston, MD (3.0 miles) , Easton, MD (3.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $60,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $40,000
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $112,500
  • 2005: 28 buildings, average cost: $300,000
  • 2006: 13 buildings, average cost: $260,000
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $144,400
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 38.71 N, Longitude: 75.91 W

Area code: 410

Preston household income distribution Preston home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Preston by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Murders 00000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 00000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 10000000010
per 100,000 174.20.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0146.00.0
Assaults 53221112111
per 100,000 871.1513.7351.5346.0173.3171.2154.6291.5146.0146.0137.7
Burglaries 34144442330
per 100,000 522.6684.9175.7692.0693.2684.9618.2291.5438.0438.00.0
Thefts 14194032105124631
per 100,000 2439.03253.47029.95536.31733.1856.21854.7583.1875.9438.0137.7
Auto thefts 00030203001
per 100,000 0.00.00.0519.00.0342.50.0437.30.00.0137.7
Arson 00000000001
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0137.7
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 302.7) 375.4292.3378.7396.2158.7149.7154.4142.698.8126.145.9

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Crime rate in Preston detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.38
Maryland average:

2.73

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.0%
Maryland:

7.0%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +23 (+4.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Wholesale trade (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Public administration (18%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (12%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (4%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Customer service representatives (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Accountants and auditors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Legal support workers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Preston-area historical tornado activity is near Maryland state average. It is 5% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/28/2002, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 35.8 miles away from the Preston town center killed 3 people and injured 122 people and caused $124 million in damages.

On 4/28/2002, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 25.4 miles away from the town center caused $150,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Preston-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Maryland state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/23/1990 at 01:34:48, a magnitude 3.2 (2.9 LG, 3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 59.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Caroline County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Preston topographic map

Birthplace of: Nick Woodward - NASCAR driver.


Hospitals/medical centers near Preston:

  • ADVANCED DIALYSIS CENTER - EASTON (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; EASTON, MD)
  • THE PINES GENESIS ELDERCARE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; EASTON, MD)
  • DAVITA - EASTON (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; EASTON, MD)

Political contributions by individuals in Preston, MD

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Preston:

  • Delaware Technical and Community College-Owens (about 28 miles; Georgetown, DE; Full-time enrollment: 2,382)
  • Salisbury University (about 30 miles; Salisbury, MD; FT enrollment: 7,211)
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore (about 37 miles; Princess Anne, MD; FT enrollment: 3,829)
  • United States Naval Academy (about 37 miles; Annapolis, MD; FT enrollment: 4,552)
  • Delaware State University (about 39 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 3,113)
  • Anne Arundel Community College (about 41 miles; Arnold, MD; FT enrollment: 5,957)
  • Bowie State University (about 51 miles; Bowie, MD; FT enrollment: 4,111)

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Notable locations in Preston: Preston Branch Library (A), Preston City Hall (B), Preston Volunteer Fire Company (C), Preston Police Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Preston include: Bethesda United Methodist Church (A), Chapel of the Epiphany (B), Immanuel Lutheran Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bethesda Cemetery (1), Preston Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Preston: Preston Lions Club Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Caroline County Historical Society Inc (Museums; 3395 Linchester Road).

 
Caroline County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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AQI  Ozone  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 32.5. This is about average.
City:

32.5
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.58. This is about average. There were 2 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.58
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Preston and their reported violations in the past:

TOWN OF PRESTON (Population served: 566, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-17-2000), St Public Notif requested (AUG-17-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-17-2000), St Public Notif received (AUG-23-2000)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
KLEIN/WACHTER PROPERTIES/NELPINE HEIGHTS (Address: 7453 TODDS WHARF ROAD , Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-28-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-14-1999), St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2000)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2000 and JAN-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (NOV-29-2000), Fed Compliance achieved (JAN-30-2002)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-01-1997 and NOV-05-2001, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-20-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from FEB-20-2001 to AUG-13-2001), St Compliance achieved (NOV-05-2001)
  • 40 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
PRETTYMAN MANOR M.H.P. (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-05-1999), St Public Notif requested (OCT-05-1999), St Public Notif received (OCT-29-1999), St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-1999)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-1999)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-01-2002 and JUL-02-2003, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-17-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-17-2003), St Compliance achieved (JUL-02-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-10-2003)
MARSH CREEK MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 35, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Public Education - Between JAN-01-1999 and MAY-20-2002, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-12-2002), St Compliance achieved (MAY-20-2002)
  • OCCT Study Recommendation - Between JAN-01-1999 and OCT-10-2003, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-12-2002), St Compliance achieved (OCT-10-2003)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Water Quality Parameter WQP M&R - Between JAN-1999 and DEC-2001, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-12-2002), St Compliance achieved (MAY-09-2002)
  • Initial, Follow-up, or Routine SOWT M&R - Between JAN-01-1999 and MAY-09-2002, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-12-2002), St Compliance achieved (MAY-09-2002)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-01-1998 and NOV-01-2001, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-28-2000), St Public Notif requested (FEB-20-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from FEB-20-2001 to AUG-13-2001), St Compliance achieved (NOV-01-2001)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Preston that have no violations reported:

  • WORM BROS MLC YELLO HILL WASH (Population served: 45, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WORM BROTHERS MLC SITE #2 (Population served: 34, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WORM BROTHERS MLC SITE #1 (Population served: 28, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WORM MLC YELLOW HILL KITCHEN (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 10.0%
(7.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 75.9% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
Maryland:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  72.0%
Whole state:  67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  9.1%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Preston, MD

Preston compared to Maryland state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Banks with branches in Preston (2011 data):

  • Provident State Bank, Inc.: at 312 Main Street, branch established on 1904/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $256.4 mil, Deposits: $213.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Psb Holding Corp.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Preston travel time to work - commute


Preston mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (56%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (30%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

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Religion statistics for Preston town (based on Caroline County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.06%
Here44.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist Convention The Wesleyan ChurchChurch of the Nazarene
Adherents36.7%32.0%7.0%6.6%3.7%
Congregations47.3%5.5%7.3%12.7%3.6%
NameLutheran ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Church of the BrethrenOther
Adherents2.9%2.6%2.4%1.5%4.5%
Congregations1.8%1.8%1.8%3.6%14.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
This county:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Caroline County:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
This county:

5.79 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Caroline County:

3.66 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.3%
Maryland:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.0%
Maryland:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Caroline County:

17.0%
State:

15.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,913$34,9561$563
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$272
Police Protection - Officers 2$6,120$36,7200$0
Streets and Highways 2$3,910$23,4600$0
Sewerage 1$2,380$28,5600$0
Other and Unallocable 1$2,380$28,5600$0
Totals for Government 7$17,703$30,3484$835

Preston government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Financial Administration: $5,000 ($7.07)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $85,000 ($120.23)
    General - Other: $69,000 ($97.60)
    Water Utilities: $67,000 ($94.77)
    Sewerage: $53,000 ($74.96)
    General Public Buildings: $18,000 ($25.46)
    Central Staff Services: $8,000 ($11.32)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000 ($5.66)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($7.07)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $3,000 ($4.24)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($1.41)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $137,000 ($193.78)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $12,000 ($16.97)

Preston government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $65,000 ($91.94)
    All Other: $7,000 ($9.90)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $18,000 ($25.46)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $46,000 ($65.06)
    All Other: $7,000 ($9.90)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $12,000 ($16.97)
    Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($9.90)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $62,000 ($87.69)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $77,000 ($108.91)
    All Other: $17,000 ($24.05)
  • Tax - Property: $116,000 ($164.07)
    NEC: $5,000 ($7.07)

Preston government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $175,000 ($247.52)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $111,000 ($157.00)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $170,000 ($240.45)
    Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $99,000 ($140.03)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $12,000 ($16.97)
    Water Utilities: $5,000 ($7.07)

Preston government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $735,000 ($1039.60)

8.80% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($44,810 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.80%
Maryland average:

7.95%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Anne Arundel County, MD  1.80% ($55,272 average AGI)
from Talbot County, MD  1.48% ($39,817)
from Queen Anne's County, MD  1.09% ($46,450)


7.44% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,539 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.44%
Maryland average:

8.13%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Talbot County, MD  1.34% ($41,121 average AGI)
to Dorchester County, MD  0.97% ($28,655)
to Kent County, DE  0.74% ($32,667)

Strongest AM radio stations in Preston:

  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
  • WTGM (960 AM; 10 kW; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJWL (900 AM; 11 kW; GEORGETOWN, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPGC (1580 AM; 50 kW; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WPGC(AM), INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Preston:

  • WAAI (100.9 FM; HURLOCK, MD; Owner: MTS BROADCASTING, L.C.)
  • WTDK (107.1 FM; FEDERALSBURG, MD; Owner: MTS BROADCASTING, L.C.)
  • WINX-FM (94.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MD; Owner: CWA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSCL (89.5 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: SALISBURY UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WCEI-FM (96.7 FM; EASTON, MD; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WCEM-FM (106.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MD; Owner: MTS BROADCASTING L.C.)
  • WGBG (98.5 FM; SEAFORD, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WKDB (95.3 FM; LAUREL, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WLVW-FM (105.5 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXPZ (101.3 FM; MILFORD, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRNR-FM (103.1 FM; GRASONVILLE, MD; Owner: EMPIRE BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Preston:

  • WMDT (Channel 47; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCAST SERVICE GENERAL PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBOC-TV (Channel 16; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: WBOC, INC.)
  • WDPB (Channel 64; SEAFORD, DE; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • WCPB (Channel 28; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • W38BN (Channel 38; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: SALISBURY EDUCATIONAL B/CTING FOUND.)
Preston, Maryland:
  • Fatal accident count: 9
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 11
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 4
  • Fatalities: 9
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 14
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Maryland average:
  • Fatal accident count: 266
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 385
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 64
  • Fatalities: 286
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 689
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 93
See more detailed statistics of Preston fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Preston)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 2.2 Mi Sw Of Md Rt 331 On Popular Neck (Lat: 38.720111 Lon: -75.948000), Call Sign: WNFW607
    Assigned Frequencies: 861.412 MHz, 862.412 MHz, 863.412 MHz, 864.412 MHz, 865.412 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/02/2001, Expiration Date: 10/04/2011, Cancellation Date: 06/09/2011
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 3 Mi N On Gaines Warf Rd (Lat: 38.764000 Lon: -75.877444), Call Sign: WZE608, Licensee ID: L00047577
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.490 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/04/1999, Expiration Date: 07/06/2004, Cancellation Date: 09/26/2004
    Registrant: Ronnie Steenken, 23667 Gilpin Pt Rd, Preston, MD 21655, Phone: (410) 673-7947

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • PRESTON ELEMENTARY S, 225 Main Street (Lat: 38.710889 Lon: -75.905583), Type: Building, Structure height: 13.7 m, Overall height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: WQND760
    Assigned Frequencies: 17760.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/03/2011, Expiration Date: 01/03/2021, Certifier: James D Mccormick
    Registrant: Commisioners Of Caroline County, 411 Franklin Street, Denton, MD 21629, Phone: (410) 829-4778, Fax: (410) 479-0668, Email:
  • PRESTON WATER TOWER, Corner Of Wright Street And Maryland Ave. (Lat: 38.712639 Lon: -75.909806), Type: Tower, Structure height: 53.3 m, Overall height: 55.8 m, Call Sign: WQNF433
    Assigned Frequencies: 19320.0 MHz, 19480.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/19/2011, Expiration Date: 01/19/2021, Certifier: James D Mccormick
    Registrant: Commisioners Of Caroline County, 411 Franklin Street, Denton, MD 21629, Phone: (410) 829-4778, Fax: (410) 479-0668, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

4
  • 2.2 Miles Sw Of Md Rte 331 On Popular Neck Road (Lat: 38.720111 Lon: -75.947972), Call Sign: KNKC290, Licensee ID: L00009119
    Assigned Frequencies: 43.5600 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/18/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 11/12/2004
    Registrant: Dover Radio Page, Inc., 2000 Northwood Drive, Salisbury, MD 21801, Phone: (410) 749-2337
  • 2.2 Miles Sw Of Md. Route 331 On Poplar Neck Road (Lat: 38.720111 Lon: -75.947972), Call Sign: KNKC939, Licensee ID: L00009119
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.425 MHz
    Expiration Date: 04/01/1999, Cancellation Date: 06/05/1999
    Registrant: Dover Radio Page, Inc., 2000 Northwood Drive, Salisbury, MD 21810
  • On Poplar Neck Rd., 2.2 Miles Sw Of Md Route 331 (Lat: 38.720111 Lon: -75.947972), Call Sign: KNKM443, Licensee ID: L00009119
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.810 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/07/2009, Expiration Date: 04/01/2019
    Registrant: Dover Radio Page, Inc., 2000 Northwood Drive, Salisbury, MD 21801, Phone: (410) 749-2337
  • S Side Of Grove Rd 2800' W Of Md Rt 16 (Lat: 38.754000 Lon: -75.889083), Call Sign: KGC602
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.630 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/10/2008, Expiration Date: 07/01/2018, Certifier: John Adiletta
    Registrant: Hall, Estill, Hardwick, Gable, Golden & Nelson, P.C., 1120 20th Street, N.W., Suite 700 North, Washington, DC 22314, Phone: (202) 973-1210, Fax: (202) 973-1212, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Preston)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: FISHER FLYING PRODUCTS FP-303 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 146BC , Serial Number: 3229, Year manufactured: 2005, Airworthiness Date: 10/21/2005
    Registrant (Individual): Bruce W Clendaniel, 6359 Harmony Rd, Preston, MD 21655
  • Aircraft: ERCOUPE 415-C (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2500H , Serial Number: 3125, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 07/16/1956
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Linda M Nabb, 4025 Harmony Rd, Preston, MD 21655, Other Owners: Andrew W Nabb
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C75 SERIES (75 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 35059 , Serial Number: 6064, Year manufactured: 1940
    Registrant (Individual): Raymond M Wessells, Rfd 1, Preston, MD 21655
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6993H , Serial Number: 20238, Year manufactured: 1946
    Registrant (Corporation): Tidewater Dusting Service, , Preston, MD 21655
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6999H , Serial Number: 20244, Year manufactured: 1946
    Registrant (Individual): Raymond Martin Wessells, Rfd 1, Preston, MD 21655


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 29
  • Hazardous Condition: 16
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Preston


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Preston, MD

Most common first names in Preston, MD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William4874.5 years
James4372.5 years
Mary3575.6 years
John2774.0 years
Robert2669.0 years
Charles2570.6 years
Margaret1779.5 years
Ruth1576.1 years
Anna1583.2 years
George1375.6 years
Most common last names in Preston, MD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones1775.3 years
Todd1775.1 years
Taylor1574.7 years
Thomas1473.9 years
Friend1376.9 years
Adams1173.6 years
Frase1172.3 years
Green1174.0 years
Wright1080.1 years
Collins1076.9 years

Businesses in Preston, MD

  • FedEx: 1
  • Subway: 1
  • UPS: 1

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